The Gray Area for Incorruptible Scientific Research An Exploration Guided by Merton's Norms Conceived as 'Default-Norms'

Theo A. F. Kuipers*

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In this paper I try to contribute to the discussion about incorruptible professional behavior in scientific research. For this purpose I take Merton’s famous norms as a point of departure, not in order to note that scientists do not always conform to them, but to conceive them as ‘default-norms’ by raising the question which deviations may be defensible and which ones are not. The emphasis will be on the norm of disinterestedness. I conclude with a brief discussion of the possibility and usefulness of subsuming all this in a general professional code for scientific researchers.
Originele taal-2English
TitelEPSA EPISTEMOLOGY AND METHODOLOGY OF SCIENCE: LAUNCH OF THE EUROPEAN PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE ASSOCIATION, VOL 1
RedacteurenM Suarez, M Dorato, M Redei
Plaats van productieDORDRECHT
UitgeverijSpringer
Pagina's149-164
Aantal pagina's16
ISBN van geprinte versie978-90-481-3262-1
DOI's
StatusPublished - 2010
Evenement1st Conference of the European-Philosophy-of-Science-Association - , Spain
Duur: 14-nov-200717-nov-2007

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Other1st Conference of the European-Philosophy-of-Science-Association
Land/RegioSpain
Periode14/11/200717/11/2007

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